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"Simone's at a turning point between asserting her own opinions and by necessity having to leave some of those closest to her at more of a distance philosophically." Sep 12, 2014 10:55PM

 
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"Paused halfway to pick up Vera Brittain's autobiography A Testament of Youth. I needed a temporary escape from being with the Aussie POW's. Vera was the perfect choice." Aug 18, 2014 08:18AM

 
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The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce
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Art in Nature by Tove Jansson
" In this #Tove100 year that celebrates the work of Tove Jansson, I have Claire McAlpine to thank fo a review of 'Art in Nature' that had me very curious about this collection of stories. The characters are especially vivid, often quirky, and I can'... " Read more of this review »
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Solstice by Joyce Carol Oates
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Memoirs Of A Dutiful Daughter
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All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
" By all accounts, I shouldn't like Cormac McCarthy's novels. I have little patience for stylized prose. Violent imagery sends me over the edge. Books set in the American West or South are not my first—or even fourth—choice, as a general rule.

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I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
Jorge Luis Borges

Anaïs Nin
“You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are living. Then you read a book… or you take a trip… and you discover that you are not living, that you are hibernating. The symptoms of hibernating are easily detectable: first, restlessness. The second symptom (when hibernating becomes dangerous and might degenerate into death): absence of pleasure. That is all. It appears like an innocuous illness. Monotony, boredom, death. Millions live like this (or die like this) without knowing it. They work in offices. They drive a car. They picnic with their families. They raise children. And then some shock treatment takes place, a person, a book, a song, and it awakens them and saves them from death. Some never awaken.”
Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934

George Bernard Shaw
“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.”
George Bernard Shaw

Haruki Murakami
“I'm not so weird to me.”
Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

W.G. Sebald
“It is thanks to my evening reading alone that I am still more or less sane.”
W.G. Sebald, Vertigo

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